Miranda curled up into a ball and exclaimed with her hair in a mess, “I’m sorry, Christina! Will you please forgive me? D–Don’t kill me!”
“You two, hold her still!” Christina ordered coldly.
Fearing for their lives, the nurses quickly complied and grabbed Miranda on each side.
Christina then proceeded to give her a taste of her own medicine by slapping her repeatedly across the face.
“No! Stop hitting me! Stop it, I’m begging you!” Miranda pleaded desperately, but Christina showed mercy whatsoever.
Because she was hitting Miranda on both checks, it wasn’t long before the latter’s face was all swollen.
Not only was she bleeding profusely, but she could also barely breathe.
Miranda was weakened so much by the beating that she slumped to the ground the moment the nurses let go of her.
“You b*tch! My cousin owns this psychiatric hospital! If you kill me, he’ll definitely come after you!” she yelled weakly.
Oh, that explains why the medical staff here would obey her commands. It’s because she has connections with the person running this place! Not that I care, though! Anyone who dares lay a finger on my mother will pay twice as
With that in mind. Christina gave Miranda a hard kick before picking Sharon up.
Suddenly, Christina felt a sharp sting on the right side of her neck and saw the world around her start to spin.
Oh no! I let my guard down!
The last thing Christina saw upon turning around was a middle–aged man in a doctor’s coat leering at her before she passed out.
“You sure are bold coming here all by yourself!”
That middle–aged man was none other than Miranda’s cousin, whom she had mentioned just now. He frowned when he saw the state Miranda was in and had the nurses send her back to the Steele residence.
He then waited until everyone had left the ward before shifting his gaze toward Christina.
She has got pretty face, fair skin, and rosy lips… Heh, looks like I’ve struck gold today!
He then carried Christina onto the bed and tore open her shirt collar to expose her sexy collarbones.
The man then quickly took his white coat off and began unbuckling his belt.
The door was kicked open all of a sudden. A group of bodyguards came rushing in a second later and restrained him on the spot.
“Who are you people? I own this place! Get out of here right this instant!” the man yelled angrily, only to have one of the bodyguards punch him in the face.
The man fell to the floor with a loud thud and spat out a broken tooth.
“Y–You thugs! I’m calling the police!” the man screamed even louder than before.
“I’m surprised you have the audacity to say that after what you’ve done!” the bodyguards snapped back at him as they stepped forward and beat him up.
The ward was filled with the sounds of his anguished screams and bones snapping.
The first thing Nathaniel did upon entering the ward was have the bodyguards take Sharon to a hospital.
His eyes filled with rage when he saw Christina lying there unconscious with her shirt ripped open.
Nathaniel then covered Christina up with his coat before scooping her into his arms.
The bodyguards stopped their beating and waited for his orders. The man had several broken bones and was bleeding from his mouth.
“Break his bones and get rid of this hospital.”
“Understood, Mr. Hadley.”
The bodyguards continued the beating after Nathaniel left.
Some of them did some digging in the office and found some dirt on the psychiatric hospital. Apparently, the hospital had locked up perfectly sane individuals and used prohibited drugs on them. Either one of those crimes was enough to get the hospital shut down for investigation.
Christina was lying in a hospital bed when she woke up.
“Mom!” she called out while getting off the bed.
Her blood pressure was still low due to the sedative, so she lost her balance and fell down after taking a few steps forward.
Nathaniel, who was taking a call outside the ward, rushed in when he heard the commotion.
“Are you feeling unwell?” he asked in concern while helping Christina to her feet.
“Where’s my mother, Nathaniel? I want to see my mother!”
Sharon’s bleeding and swollen face was the last thing Christina saw before passing out, so she was incredibly anxious about her.
“The doctor says she’s still unconscious due to the sedative, but the wounds on her face have already been treated. I’ll take you to her right away,” Nathaniel replied as he led her to a solitary VIP ward.
They could see Sharon through the glass window from outside.
The swelling on her face was gone, but the blood vessels underneath the skin were still visible. She was connected to an IV drip, and there was a multitude of equipment beside her.
Did the doctor say when my mother will wake up?” Christina choked out with her
Nathaniel pulled her into his arms and whispered. “She’ll probably wake up when the sedative wears off. You need to stay strong and have faith in her, okay?”
Christina nodded and wrapped her arms tightly around Nathaniel’s waist. She still remembered what happened before she passed out just now.
I can’t imagine what would happen to me had Nathaniel not shown up in time! I thought he would scold me for that stunt I pulled, but he’s comforting me gently instead…
That thought filled her heart with a warm sensation. “Im sorry for not telling you about my plan. I was too impulsive. From now on. I will be sure to discuss everything with you.”
Nathaniel gently caressed her head as he said, “I won’t stop you from doing what you want. I just want to make sure that you’re all right.”
He didn’t care if Christina wanted to plunge the world into chaos or start a global war. All he wanted wast to ensure that she was safe and sound.
Good thing I chose not to reprimand her this time. That way, she’ll stop hiding her problems from me in the future.
“I heard your stepmother is also being treated in this hospital. Would you like to go pay her a visit?” Nathaniel asked while draping his coat over her shoulders.
Still furious about what Miranda did to Sharon, Christina replied coldly. “Yes, of course!”
Meanwhile, Miranda was lying on the bed inside a regular ward. Her cheeks were so swollen that she could barely speak.
Gideon rushed over the moment he heard what had happened. “Didn’t I tell you not to mess with Sharon? You should ve just left her in the psychiatric hospital where we have her at our mercy!” he shouted angrily.
Not only did she get herself beaten up, but she also let Christina rescue Sharon! We won’t be able to threaten her anymore!
Miranda’s mouth was still aching really badly as she sobbed. “You have to help me, Darling!”
Their conversation was interrupted when Christina kicked the door open and glared furiously at them.
“I didn’t know anything about this, Christina! She’s the one behind all this, so you can blame it all on her!”
As Gideon needed the Hadley family’s help just to survive, sacrificing a useless pawn like Miranda was the most rational thing to do.
Miranda gritted her teeth and glared daggers at him. “Gideon, you heartless b*stard!”
Christina felt a shiver down her spine when she saw them turn against each other.
These two are nothing but heartless monsters! I won’t show them any mercy this time!